Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the Tule Lake National Monument!

Whether you have half an hour or half a day, plan on stopping by the visitor center and various points of interest. If time permits, you could take one of the ranger guided tours on Saturdays.

Pre-trip planning is important. Most of the basic information you will need is available on this website. Below are a few quick-links to some of the more often sought out information.

Man holding a map


Not sure how to get here? Visit the directions page to find out.

Visitor Center sign with building in the background. NPS Photo Danny Ortiz

Operating Hours & Seasons

When is the visitor center open?

Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. May Miyamoto, evacuee clerk and Hyrum L. Clark, pro

Fees & Passes

Are there entrance fees?

Ranger giving a tour. NPS Photo Danny Ortiz


What upcoming events and ranger guided tours can I attend?

Tule Lake National Monument App

Tule Lake National Monument App

How can I have more info in my pocket?

Jail with Castle Rock in the background

Places To Go

What places should be seen?

People fishing off of a bridge

Things To Do

What is there to do?

People eating at picnic tables

Eating & Sleeping

Where is there to Eat and Sleep?

Handicap parking sign on a fence


How can I plan around my accessibility needs?

Helpful Information


Want to learn a little context about the monument before your visit?

Keep Out sign with the jail behind the fence

Alerts & Conditions

Are there any active alerts?

An ambulance entering the camp


How can I stay safe in the monument?

Last updated: July 31, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake , CA 96134


530 260-0537
or call 5306678113 for the Lava Beds National Monument Visitor Center.

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